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Anthony Joseph Rouse, 15, of Blaine, died Tuesday, July 20, after being shot Sunday night, July 18, in Fridley, according to the Anoka County Sheriff's Office, and a 17-year-old male has been charged.

At approximately 7:05 p.m. July 18, the Fridley Police Department was dispatched to the Mercy Hospital Unity Campus in Fridley after a 15-year-old male arrived in the emergency department with a gunshot wound.

Officials believe the crime occurred in the 6000 block of Main Street NE, Fridley.

“Violence against any person is extremely difficult for the community and law enforcement professionals to comprehend," Anoka County Sheriff James Stuart said in a statement. "Anoka County law enforcement agencies wholeheartedly believe that all people in our communities deserve to feel safe and free from violence. The Fridley Police Department and Anoka County Sheriff’s Office are keeping the victim and his family in our thoughts as we hope for a recovery.”

The Sheriff's Office encourages anyone who knows a juvenile who is at risk and needs assistance to visit tinyurl.com/3yvfn3tz.

The Fridley shooting is being investigated by the Fridley Police Department, Hennepin County Medical Examiner and Anoka County Sheriff’s Office.

 

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